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Yves Alarie

Job Title: Associate Professor
Employer: Laurentian University
Place of Birth: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Public School attended: Ecole Père-Daniel, école Chamberland
High School attended: Académie De La Salle (known now as Polyvalente De La Salle)
Further Education: Université Laval (B.A.), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (B.Sc.), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (M.Sc.), Université de Montréal (Ph.D.), University of Manitoba (Post Doctorate)
Geographic focus of research: Worldwide

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research focuses on ecology and evolution of water beetles with an emphasis on Hydradephaga. I am particularly interested by immatures which remains pratically unknown worlwide. Over the years I have developped a system of analysis which incorporate detailed chaetaxic analysis. Data from immatures are then used to reconsider (test) existing classifications which are currently mainly based on adult characteristics. I am also interested by the study of epicuticular hydrocarbons both from a chemotaxonomic and biological perspective.

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Recent Publications:

Alarie, Y., A.N. Nilsson, and L. Hendrich 1999. Larval marphology of the Palaearctic genera Deronectes Sharp and Scarodytes Gozis (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) with implications for the phylogeny of the Deronectes-group of genera. Entomologica scandinavica 30: 173-195.

Alarie, Y. 1998. Primary setae and pores on the cephalic capsule and head appendages of the Colymbetinae (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae). The Canadian Entomologist 130: 803-824.

Alarie, Y., P.J. Spangler, and P. D. Perkins 1998. Study of the larvae of Hydrotrupes palpalis Sharp (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae) with implications for the phylogeny of the Colymbetinae. The Coleopterists Bulletin 52: 313- 332.

Alarie, Y., H. Joly, and D. Dennie 1998. Cuticular hydrocarbon analysis of the aquatic beetle Agabus anthracinus Mannerheim (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 130: 615-629.

Alarie, Y. 1997. Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the genus Oreodytes Seidlitz (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae: Hydroporinae) Based on larval morphology. The Canadian Entomologist 129: 399-503.